About the Episode
Brent Stevenson is a physiotherapist in Vancouver, Canada, the co-owner of two multidisciplinary health clinics, the author of two books, and the father of three teenage children. Brent has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and a long list of post-graduate training.
His first book titled ‘Why Things Hurt: Life Lessons From An Injury-prone Physical Therapist’ is a collection of meaningful stories and explanations about how our bodies actually work.
Brent joined us today to discuss his current book ‘Why We Hurt: Understanding How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Body’ which takes a deeper look at the physical manifestations of stress and anxiety in people’s bodies, and how your interpretation of your story when you reach out for help.
Brent shares profound insights into the mind-body connection, chronic pain management, and the impact of stress and anxiety on our physical well-being. He delves into his personal journey, including overcoming a serious eye injury and navigating the challenges of stress and burnout.
From exploring the benefits of microdosing psilocybin to discussing the importance of building supportive networks and embracing personal responsibility for our health, Brent offers a wealth of knowledge and practical advice. Join us as we explore the transformative power of understanding and addressing the sources of physical and emotional discomfort and the proactive steps we can take to cultivate a healthier and more resilient self.